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On the cheap: Kaju Tofu House
Boston's dining scene has its gaps (looking at you, Jewish deli), but as a rule, it's diverse enough to offer fresh surprises to intrepid diners, especially at the budget-priced end.
A new Korean soup house is a wondrous, fiery addition to Allston's restaurant stew
MC SLIM JB
| September 14, 2012
After a good run with "Italian tapas" under the name Damiano (a play on the given name of chef-owner Damien "Domenic" DiPaola), this space has been rechristened as Carmelina's — after the chef's mother and his first restaurant, opened when he was an un
Old-style North End meets new-style cheffery
| July 27, 2012
On the Cheap: Café Mami
Forget Chinatown or Allston. The Shops at Porter boasts an Asian food hub that does away with the rambunctiousness of Cantonese hotpot and Korean barbecue, opting instead for simple elegance.
A simply elegant culinary gem nestled near Porter
| July 06, 2012
Review: Papagãyo Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar
Papagãyo is the last of a group of tequila bars that has opened in Boston in the past couple of years, and I would not be overly sad to close the book.
A skillful take on 'fake' Mexican
| January 20, 2012
On the Cheap: Emilio's Homemade Italian Subs and Dinners
A few weeks ago, my father surveyed our dinner table and mused, "I'm glad we have an Italian Christmas."
Portable, palatable pleasure in Watertown
| January 06, 2012
Review: The Field Pub
When icy wind smacks your face no matter which direction you walk, does anything beat a warm room, Guinness on tap, and good old-fashioned pub grub?
'Tis the season for warming up with pub grub
| September 23, 2011
Review: B Street Restaurant & Bar
B Street was formerly Pie Bakery, but the same owner has kept only one sweet pie and no savories.
Nothing too clever, but it's all pretty good
| July 15, 2011
Review: Bom Café
Bom Café is a neighborhood gem: unique, heartspun food served warmly by its makers in an inviting setting.
An oasis of Brazilian delights, from breakfast to dessert
| July 15, 2011
Review: Alive & Kicking Lobsters
When you're on the hunt for good grub on a bargain, a $13.95 sandwich might take a little justifying. But look, we're talking lobster here.
When is a lobster roll not a roll? When it's Alive & Kicking.
| June 03, 2011
Review: Sticky Rice Café
At Sticky Rice Café in West Roxbury, the atmosphere is perhaps more conducive to takeout, though there is room to eat in.
Strong soups and tasty Thai in West Roxbury
| April 08, 2011
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